On July 12, Ontario held its initial Tech Draw, and invited 1,623 candidates belonging to the Express Entry. It targeted the Candidates having the qualified work experience in 6 top tech occupations for applying and seeking provincial nomination towards permanent residence in Canada.
Express Entry CRS score
They had the Express Entry CRS score in the range between 439 and 459 and the date for creating the Express Entry profile was between 12th July 2018, and 12th July 2019.
There was an announcement of the OINP regarding beginning to hold Tech Draws for meeting the increasing labor requirements of the technology sector.
Toronto, Waterloo and Ottawa are the main tech hubs in Ontario. The CBRE Group has highlighted that Tech companies of Toronto successfully created more jobs in comparison to the Bay area in San Francisco in 2017.
First step: Getting into Express Entry
For getting the consideration in these Tech Draws, the candidates need having the registration of a qualified profile in Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Worker Class administered by the system of Express Entry.
All candidates belonging to the Express Entry pool, get a CRS score under based on several factors like education, work experience, age, and language proficiency.
This provincial nomination, additionally, results in 600 CRS points, to guarantee the ITA effectively for Canadian PR in a later Express Entry draw.
The minimum score in the draws of Express Entry to get the invitation are in the range between 438 and 470 during the present year.
Only once this year have Federal Skilled Worker Class and CEC candidates who had a CRS score of 439 qualified in the EE draw.
Details of working of Canadian Tech Draws
Tech Draws of OINP happen through the provincial Human Capital Priorities stream that permits the Program, to look for the federal Express Entry pool, for such candidates who successfully meet its eligibility conditions.
It is not necessary for candidates to have a Job Offer for eligibility in the HCP Stream.
Tech Draws favor possessing minimum one year continuous and paid work experience for full-time or its equivalent in these six occupations:
Software designers and engineers (NOC 2173)
Web developers and designers (NOC 2175)
Interactive media developers and Computer programmers (NOC 2174)
Computer engineers (NOC 2147)
Computer managers and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
Database administrators and analysts (NOC 2172)
The National Occupational Classification provides a way to determine the skill level of an occupation.
A work as a Software Engineer, or in the above listed jobs, accompanied by an IELTS score of 8 in each band can begin to pursue the Ontario nomination. Moreover, the provincial nomination gets a priority for the ITA for permanent residence in Canada in a later Express Entry draw.
Such tech draws provide the salutary opportunity for qualified candidates who fail to meet the cut-off score necessary in the federal draws. These also highlight the urgent need for overseas tech talent in Canada.